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Find out how much more you'll pay for gas this year

Monday, May 1, 2006

Gas Gouge Calculator

Find out how much more you'll pay for gas this year

Americans in 50 metro areas will pay $83 billion more for gasoline this year at $3 per gallon, compared to the prices they paid in February 2003 — and even more if prices continue to rise as expected, says a new Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis that calculates the increased cost of gasoline per family in the 50 largest metro areas.

Gas Prices Climbing: How Much More Are You Going To Pay For Gas?

 

$1,774

The average two-car family will pay $1,774 more for gas each year at current prices, compared to pre-Iraq War prices.*

$100

How much Congress thinks you deserve in light of recent gas price trends

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*Source: EWG -- Compiled from Department of Energy and Department of Transportation Data. Based on national average gas mileage (20.3 MPG), average miles driven per year (13,750), and average national gas price.

 

What About For Big Industry?

For the oil, gas, and automobile industries, however...

  • Handed out multi-billion dollar tax breaks, even in light of record-breaking profits
  • Royalty relief (drilling on your public lands, for free!)
  • Rolled back environmental protections
  • Blocked improved vehicle mileage standards
  • Undermined initiatives to develop alternate energy sources
  • Sponsored massive expansion of oil and gas drilling at the expense of pristine Western lands
  • Attempted to kill Amtrak
  • Continued to fund massive highway projects while starving public transit systems

 

Family Gas Expenditures Soaring

Family Gas Expenditures Soaring

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